Chief Executive Officer, Dechert LLP 

Henry Nassau became CEO of Dechert in 2016 and is the former Chair of the firm’s Global Corporate and Securities group. He has spent much of his career at Dechert, but also spent several years as General Counsel of Internet Capital Group. 

As part of LCLD's Leaders at the Front initiative, Henry created a Leader's Pledge detailing his personal and organizational commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Read Henry's pledge here

Diversity efforts at Dechert include engaging a diversity consultant to assess all lawyers, an extensive family leave policy, and cultural competence seminars. The firm also has a Global Women’s Initiative and engages in pro bono projects aimed at improving diversity, including helping immigrant women find stability in the United States and challenging discriminatory voter registration laws.  

Joined LCLD 2018 

Highlights of LCLD Participation

Fellows Program
Fellows nominated:
2022: Amisha Patel; 2021: May Chiang; 2020: Andrew Wong; 2019: Aaron Suh; 2018: Angela Liu

Pathfinder Program
Pathfinders selected: 
2022: Brooklynn Moore, Jeffrey Saavedra; 2021: Anna Do, Arwa Abdelmoula; 2020: Nadeea Zakaria, Andy Lau; 2019: Fatima Mohammed; 2018: Amanda Rios, Steve Stoute

1L LCLD Scholars Program
Scholars hosted:
2022: Shirley Garrett, Deisy Abarca-Espiritu, Sofia Aldas; 2021: Santiago Diaz-Seijido; 2019: Mallory Morris

Annual Meeting (2018)

Member: Henry Nassau 

Diversity Professional: Praveena NallainathanSatra Sampson-Arokium 

Communications: Gina Giordano